January 18, 2002

Arrests


   * Edwin Lee Greene, 50, 4 White Oak Court, Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Lt. Forrest Sharpe on a warrant charging him with assault.
   * Daniel L. Johnson, 34, 917 Pine Ridge Circle, was arrested Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Capt. Clyde Croy following a traffic stop. Johnson was charged with no driver's license.
   * Two Limestone men were treated Wednesday night for gunshot wounds and arrest warrants have been issued for Francisco Lopez-Garzon, 20, 139 Kent Drive, Jonesborough, charging him with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of attempted robbery. According to Washington County Sheriff Fred Phillips, deputies responded around 8:30 p.m. to the 400 block of Mayberry Road where two Hispanic males were found with multiple gunshot wounds each. The victims were identified as Abraham Matazar, 27, 1989 Conklin Road, Limestone, and Mario Castro, 24, same address. Both men were transported to Johnson City Medical Center where they were admitted for treatment. Lopez-Garzon was last seen driving a white Dodge van with a front tag bearing the name "Teresa Lopez" on it. Anyone with information is asked to call Washington County Criminal Investigation Division, 461-1414.
   * Eric Robert Henderson, 136 Cedar St., Johnson City, who turned 19 years old Thursday, got a birthday present from officers of Johnson City Police Bureau. Henderson was arrested and charged with felony reckless endangerment after he was observed traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on I-181 approaching Mountcastle Drive overpass. Radar showed Henderson's vehicle traveling 108 mph in a 55 mph zone while passing several other vehicles in heavy traffic.

  
Fatalities

   * Officers of Sullivan County Sheriff's Office were dispatched Thursday to 389 Jenkins Road, Bluff City, regarding a subject injured by a weapon. When officers arrived, they discovered a white female adult in the master bedroom of the residence suffering from a fatal gunshot wound to the head. The investigation is continuing, however, according to the sheriff's office, all indications at the time of the report pointed to a self-inflicted wound. The identity of the victim had not been released at the time of the report.
   * A second person has died of injuries received during a one-car accident Tuesday on Possum Creek Road in Sullivan County. Brook Roberts, 19, 1244 Virginia Ave., Bristol, died Wednesday at Johnson City Medical Center of injuries received in the crash after the vehicle she was riding in left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver, Robert Mitchell, 26, 1893 Ryder Church Road, Bluff City, died at the scene. A third person, William Bishop, 18, 125 Hillview St., Bluff City, was seriously injured and was transported to Johnson City Medical Center by Wings Air Rescue.

  
Vandalism

   * Marc Albert Marshall, 30, Webb Hall Road Apartments, Milligan College, reported Monday to Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jerry Bradley that the right side of his BMW Passat had been vandalized during the night while parked at Webb Hall. The BMW had a long scratch mark down the right side of the vehicle.
  

Theft

   * Mike Hensley, 23, 2009 Ridgefield Road, Johnson City, reported Wednesday to EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters that his blue 1997 Chevrolet C1500 pickup was stolen from the parking lot at Star Building Systems. Hensley said he parked the vehicle around 6 a.m. and when he came out from work at 3 p.m., the vehicle was missing.

Burglary

   * Denise Andes, 2229 Dave Buck Road, reported Wednesday to CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson that when she came home from work, she parked her car in the driveway. When she prepared to leave for work the next morning, she found that the vehicle had been entered and her wallet along with her son's backpack were stolen. Andes' wallet was located in a ditch a short distance down Dave Buck Road and was returned to her with nothing missing. The backpack, described as black, leather and nylon, was still missing at the time of the report.
   * Richard Williams, 42, reported Wednesday to CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson that between midnight and 1 a.m. Jan. 15-16 he heard something outside his residence and went to investigate. Williams found his vehicle open and everything thrown around but nothing missing. The next night, Jan. 15-16, around the same time, Williams heard something outside again, and found that his aluminum outbuilding had been entered and two fishing rods and reels (a 6-1/2 foot Quantum and a 6-foot Lewis Speed Stick; Shimano and Shakespeare open face reels) had been stolen. Entry was made by bending the door and forcing it open. The door was locked and was heavily damaged in the burglary.

  
Dog missing

   * Evangelyn Hyatt, 35, 122 Stines Road, reported Wednesday to CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson that her 9-month-old Cocker Spaniel, "Smokey," was missing. Hyatt said the dog stays chained when the family is not home and never leaves the porch or yard area. Animal Control had no knowledge of the dog, which is a black and brown mix with an injury to the left rear paw; sometimes limps.